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What does Livia mean?

Livia Pronunciation of Livia [livia] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Livia is "olive". Usually used as a short form of Olivia. Historically, the olive tree represented peace and harmony. The name also derives from the ancient Roman family name Livius, which either derives from Latin "lividus" meaning "blue", or "liveo" meaning "envy". Titus Livius, also known as Livy, was a Roman historian. Literary: name of a character from "Finnegan's Wake".

Associated with: ancient (old), roman, blue, literary.


Livia has 5 variants: Livija, Livvy, Livy, Livya and Lyvia.

13 more relations via Olivia: Alivia, Alyvia, Liv, Liva, Livie, Livvie, Olevia, Olia, Oliva, Olivea, Olivija, Olivya and Olva.

Creative forms:
(female) Levia, Linvia, ..

(male) Liliam, Lilin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Livia Symphony (L.S.), ..

How popular is Livia?

Livia is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2752 out of 4276, Top 64%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#107038 out of 150436, Top 71%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Livia entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its highest position of #666 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #723 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Livia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Livia outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Livia (#723 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000 are Olivia (#2 a year ago), Alivia (#214), Liv (#720), Alyvia (#1029), Oliva and Olevia. Other variants, like Livie, are seldom used. These relations of Livia were popular as baby names in 2004 (average #1211) and are almost as popular today (#955, 9% less usage). The trendier baby names in this list are Liv, Livia, Alyvia, Alivia and Olivia.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Livia, Alivia, Alyvia, Liv, Olevia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Oliva, Olivia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Livia, Liv, Olivia outside U.S.

Similar Names

Livia is alike in pronunciation to Lovey. Other recommended names are Aisia, Cilia, Davia, Evia, Filia, Gilia, Ginia, Gioia, Jinia, Jioia, Kevia, Kicia, Kiria, Lalia, Latia, Lavina, Lavra, Lecia, Leia, Lelia, Lesia, Levina, Lexia, Lia, Liana, Liba, Licha, Licia, Lida, Lidia, Lidie, Lidija, Liesa, Ligia, Lila, Lili, Lilia, Lilian, Lilias, Lilie, Lilla, Lillia, Lina, Linea, Linna, Liora, Lirit, Lisa, Lisha, Lisia, Lita, Livana, Liya, Loria, Lovina, Lovisa, Lucia, Luvina, Lycia, Lydia, Lygia, Lyria, Nicia, Nidia, Nikia, Novia, Pavia, Silvia, Siria, Tavia, Vinia, Vitia, Vivia and Zilvia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Livia.

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